HSE News from the Health and Safety Executive UK

  • Case 278 – High wire ban for 17-year-old wearing a stud earring

    16 Apr 2014, 3:30 pm
    A seventeen-year-old attending a high wire adventure park was prevented from taking part as she had a small stud earring that could not be removed. She was advised that if she was over 18 she would be allowed access to the activity.
  • Safety failings put Finchley worker in burns coma

    16 Apr 2014, 3:30 pm
    A North London labourer received life-threatening burn injuries in an explosion when he severed a 415-volt electrical cable, unaware it was still live, a court has heard.
  • Case 277 – Ambulance service refuse cycle helmet for training use due to health and safety

    16 Apr 2014, 1:30 pm
    A motor cycle helmet which had suffered an impact and could not be used for motor cycling, was offered to the ambulance service for training purposes. They refused it due to health and safety reasons.
  • Legionnaires’ disease: Part 2 – Hot and cold water systems

    16 Apr 2014, 8:00 am
    The final section of HSE’s Legionella technical guidance (HSG274: Part 2 – Hot and cold water systems) was published on 8 April 2014. Each section is now available to download.
  • Suspended prison sentence for unregistered gas work

    15 Apr 2014, 2:00 pm
    A Staffordshire fitter has been handed a suspended prison sentence for illegal gas work that potentially endangered lives.
  • Two Aberdeen firms fined after worker severely injured in fall

    15 Apr 2014, 1:30 pm
    Two construction firms have been sentenced for serious safety failings after a worker was left with life-changing injuries when he fell almost four metres through a hole in the first floor of a hotel in Aberdeen.
  • Firm sentenced after tractor wheel fell on worker

    15 Apr 2014, 12:30 pm
    An Angus company has been fined for serious safety failings after a worker suffered severe crush injuries when a tractor wheel fell on him.
  • HSE jobs – Finance Officer, HSL

    15 Apr 2014, 12:00 pm
    The successful candidate will be numerate and looking for a career in finance. This role will allow the individual to gain experience of a wide spectrum of accounting duties. This is a fixed term appointment lasting 12 months. The close date for ...
  • Company in court for ignoring safety risks

    15 Apr 2014, 10:30 am
    A stone quarrying company in Portland has been fined for safety breaches after a worker fell more than four metres onto a concrete floor, suffering a broken hip and head injuries, while replacing roof lights on a fragile roof.
  • County Durham firm in court after worker loses leg

    15 Apr 2014, 9:00 am
    An agency worker was left with life-changing injuries when his leg had to be amputated after he was crushed between a moving vehicle and a water tank.
  • Narrow escape for teenage worker in four metre fall

    14 Apr 2014, 2:00 pm
    A 16-year-old apprentice had a lucky escape from serious injury after falling four metres through a fragile rooflight at a farm in Leyburn, North Yorkshire, a court has heard.
  • Removals company fined after worker’s foot injury

    11 Apr 2014, 4:00 pm
    A nationwide removals and storage company has been sentenced for safety failings after a forklift truck reversed into a worker at an Essex site, causing serious injuries.
  • HSE publishes local government sensible risk web pages

    11 Apr 2014, 2:00 pm
    HSE has published new web resources on sensible risk management for local government. These web pages build on HSE’s approach to dealing with health and safety myths through the Myth Busters Challenge Panel.
  • Council in court after death of pensioner

    11 Apr 2014, 1:30 pm
    Glasgow City Council has been fined £20,000 following the death of a pensioner after he was struck by a reversing refuse vehicle in the city centre.
  • Bolton charity in court after child loses finger in school door

    11 Apr 2014, 12:30 pm
    A Bolton charity has been prosecuted for safety failings after a nine-year-old boy with autism lost a finger when his left hand became trapped in a school door.